Provençal Fish Stew
How could a classic like bouillabaisse simultaneously be simplified and made more elegant? Enter Best New Chefs Clare de Boer and Jess Shadbolt, of King in New York City, who distill the essence of the dish by serving buttery lobsters; briny clams and mussels; and mild, flaky white fish in a fresh tomato sauce made with concentrated aromatics, like fennel seeds and chile flakes, and a generous glug of wine. The result is bright and fresh, with simmered-all-day flavor achieved in under an hour. Use an aromatic, minerally Provençal white wine, like Bandol Blanc, for the stew—serve the rest of the bottle alongside it.